At one point, the storm prompted a tornado warning. The National Weather Service planned to investigate apparent wind damage to at least one house on Bayou St. John, a channel extending from Lake Pontchartrain.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter during a trial that made spectators of some of the city's sports heroes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans. But violent crime still plagues the city and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ray Nagin entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool, confidant self-styled reformer in 2002. He won national notoriety as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He exited in 2010 under suspicion.